A new sociological research estimates that 28% of Moldova's population tends to agree with the state unification with Romania.
The survey was conducted by Magenta Consulting by request of the Black Sea University Foundation in partnership with Realitatea TV.
According to the survey data, the share of respondents that agree with the unification of Moldova with Romania would increase to 50-51%, if it were emphasized that the union would bring some benefits, such as avoiding Russian control over Moldova, better education in schools and universities, quality health care services, impartial and fair justice, real fight against corruption, etc. Additionally, 45% of the population have a positive and very positive attitude towards the reunification of Germany, and 22% of Moldova's population sees unification with Romania as the only solution for Moldova's European integration. The share of those who are against unification with Romania is 47%.
Among those opposing the Unification, only 4% would be prepared to participate in violent protests, 29% of citizens would vote for anti-union parties, 25% would go out in peaceful protest against the unification, while 35% would not oppose in any way.
According to fumn.eu, politicians, associated with Unification are Mihai Ghimpu (50%) and Dorin Chirtoaca (16%), while among the parties the Liberal Party is leading with 52%.
Among those opposing the Unification, only 4% would be prepared to participate in violent protests, 29% of citizens would vote for the anti-union parties, 25% would go out in peaceful protest against the unification, while 35% would not oppose in any way.
During this year, several surveys concerning this issue were carried out. A survey, conducted in 21 May - 15 June by the Fund of Public Opinion, shows that 22% of Moldovans say they would vote for unification of Romania and Moldova, if a referendum on this issues were held next Sunday.
On the other bank of the Prut this issue is quite burning, too. In April this year, a survey was conducted by INSCOP Research, which shows that 48.8% of Romanian citizens believe that the unification of Romania and Moldova should be done through simultaneous referenda in the two states, as a materialization of the popular will. On the other hand, 24.7% consider that an eventual unification between Romania and Moldova should be made by a decision, voted by the parliaments of both countries to ensure an efficient process, while 26.5% of the residents chose the option "do not know" or "do not respond".
Additionally, 39.7% of those surveyed believe that the unification would bring several advantages to Romania, while 28.5% say the opposite, and 31.8% did not know or did not answer this question.
Many political experts, opinion leaders on both sides of the Prut, politicians and even the former President of Romania, Traian Basescu, have repeatedly stated that the unification would bring many benefits to both countries. Basescu even declared that Unification of Romania and Moldova is the aim of the country. In Chisinau, politicians do not rush to make such "pompous" statements; the unification is seen and labeled as unionist propaganda.